19 November 2008

November? I'm watching you.

In general, November likes to leave me in a corner, weeping gently. Being a child of divorced parents is particularly painful and frustrating at the holidays, and throwing biological AND adoptive families into the stew is more than enough -- add in a grandbaby, and it's just a headache. One big fat headache. Two years ago, I declared that November was fired. Clearly, the administration did not take my extreme frustration into account. This year, however, not shaping up to be much better.

I'm working on Nanowrimo, and have written 27k words, which is more than I've written in the past three years. While this is tremendously healing, it's also exhausting, and is bringing up a fair amount of emotional stuff that I thought was dealt with. I don't have time to knit, although I did get to hang out with the lovely Alison Hyde at Kaleidoscope last Friday; that was awesome.

I finished the ladybug sweater, I have pictures...one of these days, I'll have four minutes to post them (and deal with the BS necessary to post them on Blogger, sigh).

Until then...still not dead...

5 comments:

Joansie said...

I went through what you talk about for years. Not fun. Now, my daughters, their in-laws, my ex and his wife, we all get together on the holidays. I'm civil to the ex without being friendly and it all works out for the sake of my daughters and grandkids.

Shan said...

I always think the novel writing must be emotionally exhausting...press on my dear.

AlisonH said...

I was just about to protest and say, well, my November in Vermont was wonderful! Saved the day there. Heh.

Karin said...

Ok when your book comes out, I'll be first in line for the booksigning and reading, etc. :)

Hugs!

AlisonH said...

I'm waiting for the book too. I'll have to stand behind Karin in line, she beat me to it.